4th TEEME Conference to take place in Paris 12-14 Nov

The fourth Text and Event in Early Modern Europe (TEEME) conference is to take place at the University of Kent’s Paris Campus between 12-14 November. Entitled, ‘Cultural Translation, Interpretation, and Transmission of Ideas in the Early Modern Period and Beyond‘ the conference’s keynote speeches will be given by Professor Michael Neil of the University of Kent and Professor Kapil Raj of the Centre Alexandre-Koyre.

More about the conference

As Peter Burke remarked, translation between languages is only the tip of an iceberg, only one aspect of a broader phenomenon usually described as cultural translation. In this conference translation will be examined in the broadest possible sense, as the negotiation and interpretation of texts, images, and events of the early modern period. In our understanding, cultural encounters and the recontextualization of concepts and practices can be read as a process of translation. The focus will be laid on the acts of understanding and interpreting texts and artefacts, and transmitting ideas between cultural, ethnic, and religious groups through different media.

Our goal is to emphasize the diversity of the modes of exchange, and to specify the purpose of cultural translation in the context of case studies. In summary, we are interested in translation from two major aspects. Firstly, papers will discuss the methods employed by early modern writers and artists in translating the world into texts and works of art. Secondly, we will also look at the ways in which the early modern continues to be translated for audiences today. This conference brings together researchers from around the world, providing a global perspective to early modern studies.

For full details about Fourth TEEME Conference, including the programme, please visit the conference website.


TEEME is an international doctoral programme in early modern studies funded by the European Union. It is structured around a unique collaboration between university-based researchers in the Humanities and the cultural and creative sector in four EU countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic). The partnership will foster intercultural dialogue and disseminate the best research in history, literature and culture to the wider community. For further information, please visit the TEEME website.